Community plea to find Batemans Bay’s Estelle McDonald
News
South Coast Police are hoping the community might be able to help them find a Batemans Bay girl missing for almost two weeks. Estelle McDonald of Catalina is 17 years old and was last seen at around 5 pm on Wednesday, April 3 at the Batehaven shops. Police say she told her father that she was going to use the...
Retirement after fifty years in pharmacy for Braidwood’s Julie Ballard
Health & Wellbeing
Braidwood Pharmacy has served the healthcare needs of the community since approximately 1886. In recent years, Julie Ballard and Bente Hart have been the familiar pharmacist faces inside the chemist, supported by their loyal team. From the first of May, the Braidwood community will enjoy the same great service, with a slightly new line-up of pharmacists. Julie Ballard is retiring,...
Snowy wildlife carers ready for winter, what can you do to help?
News
The sound of chainsaws over the weekend and the steady rise of smoke from household chimneys is yet another reminder that winter is approaching. Some parts of the region have already had a taste of the snow season ahead, and it won't be long before the bulk of the one million people who visit the Snowy Mountains each year start...
Far South Coast mullet run sends a surge through nature
News
The mullet are running and two creatures at the top of the food chain are responding - sharks and humans. Sightseers at Bermagui this week were blown away by the spectacle of Aboriginal fisherman hauling a massive catch of mullet and salmon ashore at Horseshoe Bay. "In the early Autumn, they run north, they come out of all the...
Fatal crash at Nimmitabel, Monaro Highway closed
News
The weekend has ended in heartache for the family and friends of a man killed on the Monaro Highway at Nimmitabel this afternoon (April 14). Monaro police report that at about 2.40 pm, two vehicles collided head-on, with the male driver of one car dead at the scene. His male passenger was injured and has been taken to Cooma Hospital in...
Home invasion part of violent night in Batemans Bay
News
More violence in Bateman Bay overnight with local police investigating a home invasion. At about 7:45 pm (April 13), police have been told two men, aged 47 and 44 were inside a house on Golf Links Drive, Batemans Bay, when they received a knock on the door. Four men forced entry into the home and assaulted both occupants while demanding...
Man dies in Batemans Bay stabbing, two men in custody
News
A man is dead, two are in custody and police are seeking information from the public following a stabbing at Batemans Bay just before midnight last night (April 13). Emergency services were called to a home at Surfside, just north of Batemans Bay, at around 11:50 pm following reports of a stabbing. Officers from South Coast Police District found a 29-year-old...
Bega Valley Shire Council flags change to community input at meetings
News
Bega Valley Shire Council is considering a number of changes to how council meetings run and how the community takes part in that process. Traditionally the agenda for a council meeting is published on the Thursday before a meeting. Roughly speaking, meetings happen every three weeks on a Wednesday starting at 2 pm. The first part of every meeting is...
Smart Farms Grant success for Sapphire Coast Wilderness Oysters
Business
Sapphire Coast Wilderness Oysters has been a big winner through the Smart Farms Small Grants program with $194,812 on its way to grow the business and strengthen ecosystems. Made up of oyster farmers from Wapengo, Merimbula, Pambula, and Wonboyn, Sapphire Coast Wilderness Oysters aims to ensure the protection of the environment and the sustainability of the oyster industry. The funding will...
Innovative design guru in Bega for one brilliant session this Monday night
Business
Anyone interested in innovation, sustainability, invention, and design, and how to get communities thriving with ideas should get themselves to the Bega Civic Centre on Monday (April 15) for a one-off opportunity. Innovative design guru Aly Khalifa will enlighten and excite Bega for an hour or so, as he discusses, encourages and inspires us towards, an ‘Inventive Culture’. Aly will...
More April holiday options in South East NSW…
Best of Region
In the second installment of our April tour of the region, Lisa Herbert uncovers some spectacular scenery and activities, for the whole family and for solitude seekers, not too far from home... Tanja Lagoon Camp Address: 142 Haighs Rd, Tanja Ph: 02 6494 0123 Website/bookings here Tanja Lagoon Camp is a luxurious bush haven deep in the Mimosa Rocks National...
It’s time to vote: here’s how Region Media will cover the election
News
We finally have a date for the Federal election: the About Regional community and the rest of the nation will be munching their democracy sausages on May 18. As About Regional and its parent company Region Media grow rapidly as a local news masthead, it's a good time to address how we'll deal with the forthcoming election campaign. Our focus will...
Forget chocolate eggs this Easter, Sapphire Coast foodies have so much more to offer…
Food & Wine
Oscar Wilde said the best way to deal with craving was to yield to it. Some of us crave chocolate and yield constantly, however, there are others amongst us (stronger than me!) who can restrain themselves. We are surrounded by chocolate at Easter time, mostly in the shape of an egg. The Easter egg phenomenon has a mixed history, at...
Reading, writing, arithmetic and honey bees at Bega High School
News
The sweet art of beekeeping has been added to the day to day of reading, writing, and arithmetic of Bega High School. Over the past 2 years, students from the Special Education Unit have been learning the skills and science of beekeeping, including hive box construction, bee behaviour, working with bees and harvesting honey and wax. Assisted by volunteers from...
Artists invited to show at The Bas in 2020
Arts & Culture
The newly opened Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre at Moruya, AKA The Bas, is now seeking expressions of interest from artists looking to exhibit in 2020. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Arts Coordinator Indi Carmichael said new exhibitions at The Bas were programmed in monthly time slots. “There are 12 slots all up, with each show running for three to four weeks,” she said....
Contemporary Canadian folk to play Dalgety Hall this Saturday
Arts & Culture
The small halls that dot the dusty roads and green valleys of South East New South Wales add an element of built charm to the natural landscape that surrounds them, they also form the foundations of the rich cultural offerings of the region. There's a magic that stirs in these small, intimate, much loved and often fought for venues that...
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